RED Mountain Ski Resort, A Cure for Your Valentine’s Woes

Are you tired of having to yell out, “Single!” when approaching the chairlift line up? Well, RED Mountain ski resort has tried to come up with a solution for your solitary skiing woes. You might have tried online dating and you may have heard of speed dating, but RED is trying to make Valentine’s Day for skiers and snowboarders a little less awkward by offering Skied Dating.

During the night skiing program on Thursday, February 8, RED is offering up the fourth edition of Skied Dating. Originally founded by Trish Kowalchuk, Skied Dating allows those who sign up to go on mini dates during the lift ride up the hill. At the end of the date, you fill out a form indicating whether or not you’d like to meet the person again and then potential partners are matched up.

Since this is the first year that Skied Dating has occurred during the the night skiing program, Kowalchuk is encouraged by the prospect of shorter lift rides and a higher number of dates. As quoted in the Rossland News, Kowalchuk adds that, “night time seems fitting for a dating event.”

There will also be post a post-skiing social in Rafters Lounge that will allow Skied Daters to hang out afterwards. It will provide opportunities for people to reacquaint themselves with their earlier dates or talk to other participants they never got a chance to share a lift with in the first place.

As an added bonus, people who end up matching will be entered into a draw with the winner receiving a date night at Fuel Gastropub.

It will cost $10 (not including a RED Mountain ski resort lift pass) to participate and daters can pre-register by emailing or sign up with Guest Services at the hill. Day-of registration runs from 6 to 7pm.

So, if you’re looking for a partner who loves to ski or snowboard, Skied Dating will allow you to meet people without worrying about common interests. And if the ride up has you paired with someone you don’t hit it off with, you’re not that far from being able to ski back down for another lift.